Windows 10: Problem running old XP program in Compatibility Mode

  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    Problem running old XP program in Compatibility Mode


    I have an old XP program, xReminder Pro, that I have been using for many years. I am currently running it in Compatibility Mode on Windows 7 and it runs fine. On my Windows 10 test machine, this program will install and run from a "manual" start in Compatibility Mode (Windows XP SP3); but will not auto-start with Windows. I have tried the normal start with the program preferences, adding it to the Startup, and running a bat file right after boot up. None of these work. I have set the program to "Run as Administrator".
    Please help.

    Thanks in advance.
    Pete
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Wow.. that is old software. I suspect that the only way you can run that is with what you called "manual" start. I never used it but it I would like to find out if it ran in Win8.1 or not.
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3

    Since you say that when you manually start the program, using the XPSP3 compatibility mode works as expected, I think that this problem must be solvable.

    Just to get things right: The problem is this: You add xReminder Pro to the folder "Autostart" in the Windows start menu. Then it should automatically start when you boot Windows. And the problem is that in this case, the XPSP3 compatibility mode is not used. Is that correct?
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  4.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    Joergi said: View Post
    Since you say that when you manually start the program, using the XPSP3 compatibility mode works as expected, I think that this problem must be solvable.

    Just to get things right: The problem is this: You add xReminder Pro to the folder "Autostart" in the Windows start menu. Then it should automatically start when you boot Windows. And the problem is that in this case, the XPSP3 compatibility mode is not used. Is that correct?
    Sorry it took me so long to reply. I'm new to this forum and thought I would be notified when some one replied.
    I'm not sure. Either XPSP3 is not used or it doesn't work as expected.
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  5.    12 Aug 2015 #5

    One thing you may consider is running Xp in a VM environment and then you can run the program you need to there. VM Ware free is a good option.

    downloads
    Bottom VMWare Player.. it's free.
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